October 2008
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Contact: Amy Ford
Jill Frye
East Central University
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580-559-5650 405-812-1428 (cell)
Or Dr. Starla Hibler, Music Department, 580-559-5472

 

CONCERT PIANIST DOUGLAS HUMPHERYS TO PERFORM NOV. 8 AS PART OF ECU'S SCISSORTAIL ARTS SERIES

Douglas HumpherysDouglas Humpherys, chair of the piano department at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., will perform a solo piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 [SATURDAY] in the Dorothy Summers Theatre at East Central University. The concert is free and open to the public.

Humpherys completed graduate degrees at the Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music where he is a professor of piano.

In recent years he has performed solo concerts in many of the major cities of Asia. In Europe, he has concertized in Berlin, Dublin, Hamburg, Novgorod, Prague and Venice, with additional concert engagements in Germany, the Czech Republic, Montenegro and Serbia. He has presented concerts throughout the United States and Canada.

In high demand as a teacher, Humpherys has taught literally hundreds of master classes at universities, conservatories, music academies and festivals throughout the world. In addition, he has presented lectures to the European Piano Teachers' Association, the Music Teachers' National Association, the World Conference on Piano Pedagogy and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

He has recorded a variety of repertoire and has been featured in live broadcasts of performances on PBS television and National Public Radio.

Humpherys created and directs the Eastman Young Artists' International Piano Competition, which is held biennially in Rochester, N.Y.

For more information about the concert, contact Dr. Starla Hibler at 580-559-5472 or visit www.ecok.edu/scissortail. The concert is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council.

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